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“Slice of Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Tadrai Island Resort
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mana Island Resort, Fiji   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mana Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Slice of Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed here last October and had an amazing time. From the moment we stepped off our speedboat taxi until the moment we left we were treated like royalty. We were greeted with singing as we made our way along the beach to check in. We were given a choice of villas to stay in and we initially chose to stay up on the hill but after a couple of days asked if we could be moved down to the one of the beach villas and this wash't a problem. In fact nothing was too much effort for the staff here. We had amazing picnic lunches on our own private beach and gorgeous dinners at the restaurant. The resort is very small and intimate and we loved that about the place. The wine and cocktail selection was excellent and I would recommend this resort without hesitation for a romantic get away second to none. The only negative point I could make about the place was that the plunge pools in the villa were very cold. Maybe if there was some way of heating them they would be more inviting.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Monterrey, Mexico
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We stayed here on our honeymoon in May 2014 and it was really an excellent stay! The service and the food are amazing! The hotel is secluded and you feel like everything is tailored for you, with all the staff knowing your name and even what you prefer to eat. We had a great time! Plenty of activities to do on your own: hiking, kayaking, snorkelling, among others. Very recommended for any couple that´s looking for a combination of relaxing and fun. At most, there are 10 people, so if you´re looking to socialize, this is not the place to go.

Rob and Faby from Mexico

Room Tip: Sand bank picnic is a MUST! Sunset cruise is also a MUST! Open up to the staff/manager so you can...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

So me and my boyfriend went there last March during our Spring break. We were probably one of the youngest couples who stayed there at that time (20 and 21) so we were a little bit nervous of the limited crowd (up to 10 guests max) and activities. But it turned out to be the exact opposite!! We had the most relaxed and enjoyable time and we couldn't stop recommending this hotel to our friends!.
Food was awesome, freshest fruit and seafood, unlimited nice beverages.
Nice massager Tom and the manager Tim was so helpful and made our trip very well organized and pleasant!
Words can't express how close to heaven this place really is. And seeing the previous harsh comments made me want to leave this comment (it's actually my first review ) and I'll post pictures of our time fishing, the food and the room! More about this bitter commenters, if you think paying 1,500$ a night is such a huge deal to you and u'll have to strive to get every single penny's worth back in every possible way, then don't bother going to this hotel. It's perfect for relaxation,holiday and romantic getaway.
Will definitely go back again!!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If I had a billionaire friend, I imagine that staying in his private island villa would feel the same as my vacation at Tadrai. The warm staff cares for you with a personal touch that you only find in hotels like Aman. They are attentive and refined without being stuffy. Anything you could want is provided - gourmet food, free flowing cocktails, watersports, adventures to nearby islands, and an incredible staff that anticipates your vacation desires. Tadrai is a new hotel so it has all the modern conveniences that some other luxury Fijian properties lack. Still, you feel secluded in this boutique hotel in which every guest has their own pool that overlooks a pristine beach.

Room Tip: The four beach front bures appear to be identical (plunge pool, huge bathroom with outdoor shower, e...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Tadrai is the most amazing place I have stayed in. The service is incredible, I asked for a coffee in my room each morning, and it arrived every morning thereafter without fail. The chef here cares so much about what we think of the food, and asks us what we types of food we enjoy, and I every meal we have had included what we like. Beautiful seafood, curry, steak...anything we like accompanied by Moët, served at your choice of venues- the island, villa, beach... Mike (yes you get to know the employees who treat you like family) will take you wherever and whenever you want to go. The room is beautiful, with a cool shower head coming from a tree branch! Toiletries are pure fiji range which is lovely, big bottles too! Our room attendant seems to know when we are out, and we return to a made up room (inc clean laundry) every time. This place is incredible!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hope Town, Elbow Cay
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

It would be hard to beat the stunning location of Tadrai with magnificent views of surrounding islands. The design of the cottages and restaurant area take full advantage of the views with the cottage bathrooms - looking out over the private plunge pool and part open to the sky - a particular delight. The decoration is understated and tasteful in island style. The food during our visit was nothing short of outstanding as were the delightful staff and the wines were also of good quality. With only five rooms privacy and quiet are high on the agenda - the sand island picnic was great - but we enjoyed a walk with other guests over the top of the island to the village on the other side. The sole service boat does hard duty but when it wasn't present another was hired from the village for our trip. Overall one of the few places in the world of this type that we would definitely like to return to.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TIR_RM, Executive Director at Tadrai Island Resort, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Bula Robert,

We thank you most sincerely for taking the time to post your highly complimentary review
As Fiji’s newest de-luxe Resort, Tadrai was envisaged as a unique sanctuary, affording Guests a temporary escape from the pressures of the outside world. We are delighted that you were able to take advantage of our relaxed island Paradise.

Your comments in relation to the “understated” design elegance and spaciously proportioned villas of the award-winning Hare+Klein design team are well noted. It was intended that Tadrai decor present a refreshing alternative to the usual tropical stereotypes, particularly in relation to the creative use of native handicrafts and natural building materials.

Tadrai cuisine reflects a similarly eclectic approach. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the light clean flavours of what is loosely termed Pacific Rim cuisine in addition to the more complex dishes prepared upon request. The delicious fresh seafood caught daily off the Resort’s private beaches is testament to the pristine marine environment at our doorstep.
Your point that your requirement for “quiet and privacy” was met during your visit is also well made. Whilst Tadrai has many activities to keep Guests amused, ample opportunities exist throughout the Resort’s 70 acre property for exploration and secluded getaways.

Almost every Tadrai Guest ventures out to the picturesque nuki-i-mana sand quay for a “Robinson Crusoe” (but with champagne!) picnic. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have this wonder of Mother Nature as part of our immediate seascape and are very pleased to learn that you had an opportunity to share the experience.

Your resounding recommendation of our Resort is sincerely appreciated by the dedicated Tadrai Team.

We do hope we’ll have an opportunity to Welcome you back to Paradise in the not too distant future.

Warm regards,
Jan McGrath
Executive Director
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

After reading the latest reviews we were unsure what to expect but when we arrived all concerns disappeared. From the friendly welcome to items being put in our room from our pre-arrival questionnaire, the lovely meals, and the attentive staff who could not do enough for you. 4 days felt like a couple of weeks ... very relaxing and well worth it. Now working on a return visit.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TIR_RM, Executive Director at Tadrai Island Resort, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Bula Enny,

So pleased to hear that you enjoyed being “spoilt” during your recent visit to Paradise. On Tadrai, we pride ourselves on delivering nothing less than peerless hospitality and service.
Attention to detail is a hallmark of our property, as is the genuine Fijian warmth and pride in hospitality extended by our professional, caring staff.

Tadrai Island Resort is Fiji’s newest Deluxe category Resort. Our ultra-luxurious villas, the product of international award-winning designers Hare+ Klein and Kenneth Cobonpue create the perfect location for couples, honeymooners or for that romantic getaway, as you have discovered.

Thank you on behalf of your personal Tadrai Chef for compliments in relation to his cuisine and for your kind acknowledgment of our attentive staff.

We are delighted that you had an opportunity to experience our unique island lifestyle.
Wonderful to know that you will be returning to Tadrai.

We look forward to Welcoming you back to our private corner of Paradise.

Warm regards,
Jan McGrath
Executive Director
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Additional Information about Tadrai Island Resort

Address: Mana Island Resort, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Mamanuca Islands > Mana Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mana Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tadrai Island Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Everyone deserves to experience the dream once in a lifetime... At Tadrai: Tadrai Island Resort, Fiji's newest five star resort created exclusively for couples, welcomed its first guests in September 2011. Located in the Mamanuca Island Group at palm-fringed Selena Cove, Tadrai Island Resort is Fiji's first all-inclusive luxury retreat for adults only. The X Factor: Tadrai Island Resort is the ultimate luxury getaway, with five ultra-deluxe 100-metres square beachfront villas guaranteed to provide guests with privacy, tranquility and five-star personalised butler service. The Fijian-style luxury villas have been designed with ultra-modern interiors including decadent finishes and an outdoor rain shower and private plunge pool, creating the ultimate romantic sanctuary. Experience the best of Pacific Rim cuisine in the signature Na Vatu Rock Pool Restaurant, enjoy private chef in-room dining, or order a gourmet picnic basket to savour at one of Tadrai's four secluded white sandy beaches. Activities are tailored to your individual interests and include hand-line fishing, hobycat sailing and inter-island excursions. For those looking for the ultimate pampering experience, indulge the senses at the Wai Siliva Alfresco Spa - your gateway to Nirvana. Or book in for a private massage or beauty treatment in the comfort of your air-conditioned villa. Each day at sunset, enjoy cocktails in the relaxed ambiance of Na Vatu Bar - a seriously heavenly place to end a lazy or active day in paradise. Live the Dream! For those in search of the ultimate romantic escape, make Tadrai Island Resort you destination - the perfect getaway for honeymooners, romantics and lovers of the very best things in life. Start living your dreams on Tadrai Island Resort... Where everything is included, especially the memories. ... more   less 
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